Failed marriages of Hollywood

Seventeen year old film star, Shirley Temple was married at a Hollywood Church. She arrived at the Church 90 minutes before time, hoping to dodge the crowds. Her airman husband Sergeant John Agar was also early. But even then the ceremony failed to start on time. One of the chief guests David O Selznick arrived half an hour late. The ceremony began only to be interrupted as Governor Earl Warren bustled into Church with his family. Shirley Temple and her airman husband Sergeant John Agar, seen after their wedding at the Wilshire Methodist Church, Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Sept. 19, 1945. The two are honeymooning in a secret hideaway. (AP Photo)

July 01, 2012 12:00 am  • 

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"Tales from the Morgue" is a way for the Star to share stories from the treasure trove of information held in its old files.

Johanna Eubank, aka the Morgue Lady, was a research assistant in the Star Library — also known as News and Research Services — for 18 years before becoming an online content producer. She has had her share of sneezing fits after digging into dusty old files, so she's sure to find a few old stories to re-examine.

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